Rev 19:2- - and the beast was captured, and with him the false prophet who had performed the miraculous signs on his bejalf. With these signs he deluded those who had received the mark of the beast and worshiped his image. The two of them were thrown alive into the fiery lake of burning sulfur.
Rev 13 describes both the beast and the false prophet. Both are individuals, both were cast alive into the Lake of Fire.
We know however that the Beast was Rome, the last of Daniel's four beasts. Rome is personified by Nero (who died of a head wound...Chapter 13 of Rev). The False Prophet was the Sanhedrin, personified by the High Priest and his cronies. It is they who were cast in to Ge-enna.
That is the most laughable and sloppy approach to Scripture I have ever seen. You just arbitrarily make stuff up. Nero did not die of a head wound. The person depicted as dying from the head would was rased to life in three days. Nero didn't did come back from the dead, so you're wrong about that. From where do you derive the noation that hte false prophet was the Sanhedrin???? I would love to see you prove that from Scripture.
Oh he didn't, did he? Let's see what a Roman historian has to say:
Suetonius on Nero's Suicide
Finally, when his companions unanimously insisted on his trying to escape from the miserable fate threatening him, he ordered them to dig a grave at once, and then collect any pieces of marble that they could find and fetch wood and water for the disposal of the corps. As they bustled about obediently he muttered through his tears: "Dead! And so great an artist!"
A runner brought him a letter from Phaon. Nero tore it from the man's hands and read that, having been declared a public enemy by the Senate, he would be punished in 'ancient style' when arrested. He asked what 'ancient style' meant, and learned that the executioners stripped their victim naked, thrust his head into a wooden fork, and then flogged him to death with sticks. In terror he snatched up the two daggers which he brought along and tried their points; but threw them down again, protesting that the final hour had not yet come.
Then he begged Sporus to weep and mourn for him, but also begged one of the other three to set him an example by committing suicide first. He kept moaning about his cowardice, and muttering: 'How ugly and vulgar my life has become!' And then in Greek: 'This certainly is no credit to Nero, no credit at all,' and: 'Come pull yourself together, man!' By this time a troop of cavalry who had orders to take him alive were coming up the road. Nero gasped: 'Hark to the sound I hear! It is hooves of galloping horses.' Then, with the help of his scribe, Epaphroditos, he stabbed himself in the throat and was already half dead when a cavalry officer entered, pretending to have rushed to his rescue, and staunched the wound with his cloak. Nero muttered: 'Too late! But, ah, what fidelity!' He died, with his eyes glazed and bulging from their sockets, a sight which horrified everybody present.
He had made his companions promise, whatever happened, not to let his head be cut off, but to have him buried all in one piece. Galba's freedman Icelus, who had been imprisoned when the first news came of the revolt and was now at liberty again, granted this indulgence.
In your haste to make your desire of rapturism and pre-millennialism correct, you deny history.
To your second allegation: The Scripture of Rev 13 doesn't say that the one who dies by the head wound comes back to life after 3 days. Here is the Biblical text:Rev 13:3 And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast.
Now, does anyone see in this text that the wounded head comes back to life? I read all the way to the end of the chapter, and there is nothing that states or implies that the wounded head comes back to life after 3 days. So again, we have yet another false assumption. The test only states that the deadly wound was healed. I have explained this in previous discussions. An emperor (in this case, Nero) embodied the Empire. Without a leader, the Roman Empire was dying. After the death of Nero came the Year of Four Emperors. The Roman Empire was racked with civil war and political infighting. The emperor who came out of the pile was none other than the father of General Titus. The Roman Empire was preserved by the advent of another emperor and thus the deadly wound was healed. The wound was to the EMPIRE, not Nero, although Nero was 666.
Now to the False Prophet (capitalized for clarity). The False Prophet exercises the authority of the first beast. So then, if the first beast is the Roman Empire, the Land-Beast has the authority behind it of the Roman Empire. What entity in Israel exercised the authority of the Roman Empire? The High Priest and his cronies. Luke (in Acts) tells us that Paul had letters from the High Priest and the elders to bring Believers from Damascus to Jerusalem to be punished. The Council (Sanhedrin) had the very authority of Rome to bring Believers to Jerusalem for punishment. Who had the authority to 'bring down fire from heaven'? The High Priest and those junior to him. And by causing Israel to accept the authority of the Beast to persecute Messianic believers, he caused them to receive the Mark of the Beast in their right hand or forehead (what they do/what they think).
Compare the Mark of the Beast concept with Deuteronomy 6:8 and you can see the similarities. The idea of binding (Qaphar) means to physically attach or mentally league with. Since apostate Israel refused to believe in their Messiah, God causes them to instead assent to the Beast.